I’d like it to be important to me to be in an intimate relationship. Currently I’m not in an intimate relationship and the PD is creating barriers to me dating. I feel differently about intimacy than before I was diagnosed. I am experiencing physical barriers to a satisfying intimate relationship including slowness. I am not experiencing any emotional barriers to a satisfying intimate relationship. I have not undertaken any treatments that have impacted positively or negatively on my relationship, for example medications or procedures such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
The factors impacting on my ability to have an intimate relationship include fatigue, lack of sleep, depression, slowness of movement, difficulty with coordinating movement, self-esteem issues and negative body image. I do not feel it would be useful for the App to provide free access to a Relationship Therapist for online advice specifically in relation to young onset Parkinson’s.